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Easy Ethnic Slow Cooker Suppers

With a little planning and your trusty slow cooker, you can create a delicious meal that's loaded with global flavor. Our easy-to-make ethnic recipes require just 30 minutes of prep time and taste even better than takeout.

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    • Teriyaki Pork with Asian Slaw

      Save on sodium by swapping the bottled stuff for our homemade teriyaki sauce made with fresh ginger and garlic. The dressing joins pork tenderloin to simmer in the slow cooker before pairing with a crunchy sesame cabbage slaw.

      More Must-Try Ethnic Recipes
    • Greek Lamb Wraps

      Throw a boneless lamb roast into your slow cooker before work along with some seasoning and onion. When you get home, just pile the meat and some pre-chopped vegetables into a flour tortilla for a quick and delicious Greek dinner.

    • Easy Indian Stew

      A sweet-and-spicy blend of ginger, garlic, cinnamon, and curry powder gives this slow cooker stew authentic Indian flavor. Two types of peas and red-skin potatoes make it a protein-packed vegetarian option.

    • Chicken and Rice with Mole

      Whip up a traditional Mexican mole with ingredients you have in your cupboard. The thick, chocolate-tinged sauce melts into slow-cooked chicken; pair it with hot rice for a wholesome meal.

      Our Best Mexican Recipes
    • Pasta with Eggplant Sauce

      Create a thick and bubbly slow cooker pasta sauce with spicy sausage, fresh eggplant, olives, and tomatoes. Once cooked, simply stir in fresh herbs and spoon over cooked pasta. It's that easy!

    • Chinese Congee with Ginger and Chicken

      Congee, an Asian rice porridge, proves a hearty main dish when simmered with chicken thighs and fresh ginger. Green onions and peanuts provide a crunchy finish, while a splash of hot sauce contributes heat.

    • Cuban Pork and Black Bean Melts

      Season pork chops with a spicy rub of cumin and paprika before slow-cooking until tender. When you're ready for dinner, shred the meat and broil on rye bread with black beans and cheese.

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    • Asian Broccoli and Beef

      Transform classic slow cooker pot roast into an easy Asian feast with a tangy ginger sauce and crisp-tender broccoli. Serve the takeout fake-out with roasted cashews and hot cellophane noodles.

    • Cuban Arroz con Pollo

      Smoky anchiote, paprika, and cumin impart classic Cuban flavor into this chicken-and-rice dish. The international comfort food takes just 15 minutes of prep, and your slow cooker does the rest!

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      Italian Vegetable and Pasta Soup

      A mix of frozen and fresh chopped vegetables makes this shortcut slow cooker soup a breeze. Add shell macaroni 45 minutes before serving for perfectly al dente pasta.

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      Slow Cooker Moo Shu Chicken

      Enjoy the trademark flavor of moo shu pork but with hearty slow-cooked chicken thighs. Shredded cabbage and carrots join the meat in whole wheat flour tortillas for utensil-free global cuisine.

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      Lamb Birria with Barley and Dried Plums

      Two types of chiles -- ancho and pasilla -- join fire-roasted tomatoes for a seriously spicy stew. Filled with tender lamb pieces and chewy barley, the authentic Mexican soup gains a final flavor boost from lime wedges and fresh parsley.

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      Slow-Cooked Beef Pozole

      Before you leave the house in the morning, toss the ingredients into a slow cooker, set the timer, then come home to a bubbling bowl of steamy-hot beef pozole, a traditional Mexican stew that's healthy, too.

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      Tips for Cooking Dry Beans

      Make your best soup yet with dried beans, which have less sodium than their canned counterparts. Watch as we show you just how easy it is to cook dried beans for soup or other slow cooker dishes.

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      Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

      Make your favorite Asian dish at home or for a party with these chicken lettuce wraps. Tasty teriyaki, soy sauce, vinegar, and Chinese-style hot mustard are all you need to create the scrumptious sauce.

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      Chicken Fajita Chili

      Chili-lovers will enjoy our comforting spin on fajitas. Simply combine spiced chicken with a medley of sweet peppers and onions, then serve with a pitcher of icy-cold margaritas to really fire up your fiesta!

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      Chinese Chicken Salad

      Peppery chicken slathered in our homemade ginger-hoisin glaze makes a delicious topper for this bed of fresh greens. Sprinkle on carrots, cashews, and cilantro.

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      Ginger Curry Chicken with Lentils and Leeks

      Turn up the heat and toss in some sweet! Zippy ginger, juicy orange wedges, and hot-and-spicy curry powder create a delightfully intoxicating glaze for this Asian-inspired chicken.

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      Zesty Beef Tacos

      One taste of our zippy tacos and you'll be reaching for more! They feature salsa-slathered ground beef, green sweet peppers, lettuce, and tomato -- all tucked into crunchy corn shells.

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      Lamb Shanks with Three-Olive Sauce

      Thanks to a blend of heavenly herbs, white wine, and savory chicken broth, these potluck-friendly pieces of lamb pack serious flavor in every small but mighty bite.

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      Shredded Beef Lo Mein

      This Asian-inspired supper is simple and delicious. The beef slow-cooks all day, and the veggies and noodles come together just before supper.

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      Hot and Spicy Braised Peanut Chicken

      Chicken thighs and vegetables slow-cook with a blend of Thai spices to create a rich and satisfying supper. A splash of coconut milk keeps the international recipe rich and creamy.

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      Vegetable-and-Garbanzo Curry

      Curry powder, coconut milk, and a sprinkling of fresh basil spice up this medley of cauliflower, garbanzo beans, green beans, and carrots. Serve with rice and chicken for a complete meal.

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      Pizza in a Pot

      Sausage, tomatoes, onion, and peppers simmer into a zesty pizza topping for a toasted French baguette. Sprinkle dried oregano and basil into the mixture for added Italian flavor.

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      Asian Turkey and Rice Soup

      Fresh mushrooms, bok choy, ginger, and soy sauce add an Asian-inspired twist to classic turkey-rice soup. Top with chow mein noodles for crunchy texture.

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      Saucy Sweet-and-Sour Chicken

      Slow-simmering makes this tangy sweet-and-sour chicken melt in your mouth. Serve it with vegetable fried rice.

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      Cashew Chicken

      This saucy chicken dish is almost as easy as takeout -- but it's much healthier. At only 250 calories per serving, it features a plethora of nutrient-rich veggies covered in a savory ginger-soy sauce, all on a bed of brown rice.

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      Summer Slow Cooker Recipes

      Get creative with your slow cooker this summer! We've chosen our best summer slow cooker recipes for you to try. With dishes like brats, pulled pork, chicken wings, and even cake, there's a slow cooker recipe for every meal.
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